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Monday, August 27, 2018

The Ghaziabad Conman - Part 1


First, a little side-show

In the many years that this blog has existed and criticised the corrupt media, anti-Hindu forces and many corrupt public figures, it had become a catchy brand-name in social media. Consequently, the handle @MediaCrooks on Twitter produced many duplicates and imitators. Most of these were/are innocent and trying to cash-in on a known handle and didn’t cause any damage to anyone. Some had different “variations” of the Mediacrooks name:

All this was fine till Twitter suspended my original handle in May 2018. Immediately, in the same month, a fraudulent, duplicate handle “@Mediacrooks3” (No.3) became active. This handle started copy-pasting many of my tweets from my second handle. That didn’t bother me much either. But then, this No.3 not only started claiming it was me, it started abusing and targeting some people who exposed it as a fake. No.3 not only fooled a few but apart from abusing some, it also made public private information of some.


Naturally, I had to hunt it down. I sought the help of a cyber expert and, unsurprisingly, the IP of this fraudulent handle No.3 was located in Delhi and was also tweeting in fake handles from this IP address. I instantly who knew it was based on the grammatical mistakes and poor language in its own tweets and had planned on legal action. However, this No.3 has since been suspended so I have let the matter rest there. Apart from me, many on Twitter now know who operated this handle and from where. So, for the time-being, I will let it pass. This is for public information and to inform that any Twitter handle of mine will be reflected on this blog.

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Introducing Conman Gaurav Pradhan

In the years of writing this blog, I have written only about media, public figures and public issues. Never have I written about SM websites or individuals on SM. This exception comes for a very strong reason because this conman Gaurav Pradhan has provided many individuals, groups, media and online sites very good reasons to do so. Nobody looks at a man’s shoes unless it’s clearly dirty. Nobody seeks proof of your education or degree on SM. Nobody looks at the public behaviour and character of a person unless he threatens many, abuses them through multiple handles and claims great power that he doesn’t possess. Firstly, let us understand the difference between a fraudster and a conman:

A fraudster defrauds by misrepresentation, cheats for financial gains. It could be ordinary forging of cheques or documents to selling cars that don’t belong to him. These are two examples. The fraudster is an opportunity-based operator, with or without prior planning and his victim can be anyone. The fraudster can be a lone-wolf or may have accomplices.

In contrast, A conman plans his operation. He plays for a long time on the emotions of his victims to gain their trust and part with their money or some resource. The Love-Jihad operator is also a conman who wins the trust of a woman first and then defrauds her. The conman’s victims invest so much trust in him that they don’t realise that they are being steadily and even repeatedly being cheated. The conman can be a single operator or a group but usually, even the single operator has some accomplices who ENDORSE his claims, his credibility etc. to others so that they get a share of the spoils. A long-term conman thus steadily builds a small army of accomplices who help him trick and cheat his victims in various forms.

That was a small explanation for a clearer understanding of important terms. So, what makes this guy Gaurav Pradhan a “Conman”? Many things. Firstly, on social media, GP goes by the title of “Doctor” and his Twitter handle is @DrGPradhan and his FB page also claims “DrGPradhan”. I don’t think he’s a medical doctor. If he’s a doctorate through some research and thesis and has a PhD degree, nobody knows on what and from which university. He never answers the question “Doctorate in what and from which university” to anyone. Why is this important? Because people use titles to con people without actually possessing them. Many AAP MLAs were caught with fake degrees. If the guy wasn’t a conman, nobody would give a damn if he claimed being a doctor or a rocket-scientist. In his current Twitter profile GP is everything from data scientist to a pilot. This has changed a bit from all the companies he mentioned in his previous profiles (which are with me on record).

GP claims to have a “network” of intel agents and knows everything from what’s going with CIA, ISI, Pak and even what goes on in the bedrooms of Sagarika Ghose, Rana Ayyub and other media women. Some weeks back, I had threatened to expose GP thoroughly in a series of blogs. And whenever he faces a backlash, GP behaves like a wimp, cries like a Pappu, seeks hugs from his followers and sometimes other things. It wasn’t different this time either:


So, the wimp wants to become a “monk”. He wants to relocate to the hills and from a dark, hilly road (?) tweets at 2.46am in the morning. Well, you would be right if you made a wild guess that this coward conman went nowhere but was losing sleep at his home or at the home of his “sidekick” in Delhi. You see, like any other terrible conman, this GP also makes a lot of “clerical mistakes”. The guy is married and everyone on SM knows that. In the tweet starting his journey at 2.35pm on August 24 to the hills, he grandly claims he is travelling with his “GF”. Well, I don’t know if he calls his wife “GF” or his vehicle or he really has some other GF. Not my business, but this is how conmen often stumble and bumble on their way to stupidity. I can smell a rat from a million miles – and I could see that GP was nothing but a stupid conman from his first interaction with me:

Cheapster cannot afford a book priced at around INR 300. Back then, this blog had more than 10 million views and my Twitter handle had four times more followers than this guy. Yet, he would “take it to the world”. The “Pompous Rat” was visible even in these mild exchanges. But there was worse to come from this conman. This time, he fooled thousands of people:

Everyone knows the fist-fight Rajdeep Sardesai was involved in at Madison Square Gardens. Suddenly, out of nowhere, this conman Pradhan jumps up and claims he has sent a notice to file a $300 Mn suit against Rajdeep for his hooliganism and violence in New York. Naturally, his idiotic followers went “Wow Wow” and GP even managed to fool some media folks like Zee TV and some rag-tag online outfits. I pointed out on Twitter that this was an outright fraudulent-drama being played out by this conman GP and that he was neither a victim nor present at the site of the incident and had absolutely no business in filing any case or claiming even $1 of damages. That apart, this conman wouldn’t have the money for the court-fee for such a damage-claim of $300 Mn dollars. Forget court fees, this conman GP did not even pay the lawyer who draft his petition:
The handle @MusicalTrees is the lawyer who drafted GP’s stupid petition but got no payment for it. That is how conman GP cheats others. Not wanting to get into a tangle of old matters, @MusicalTrees deleted some of his tweets on GP’s non-payment and in this particular tweet in above image, he sarcastically asks if some other lawyer has billed GP for his labour and services.

A petty thief

Stealing and thieving are character flaws. And petty theft is even worse. If a man is a thief by character, you post him as a constable, he will steal fines without challans. You post the same guy in an office, he will steal stationery and pins. You post him in a canteen or restaurant – he will steal food, food-grains or plates and cutlery. The nature of stealing remains, no matter where the man is. GP on social media is nothing but a petty thief stealing and posting content from Tweets and blogs of others as his own on Twitter and FB without any credit to the source. Here is his latest theft on the Kerala floods issue:

Not only has GP stolen and copy-pasted tweets, he has stolen content from the whole thread of the interaction. There are many such “Copy-paste artists” on SM but we usually ignore these things as silliness. But GP is not a one-time thief of content. He has copy-pasted more than 1000 tweets as his own and I have many of the screenshots with me on record. But this one sample will do for the story and you will find many on Twitter tweeting about his regular theft of content. But what’s the difference between mere copy-pasting and the work of a conman? Well, the conman will preach grand sermons on copying others’ tweets being a bad habit:

Still, I would consider copy-pasting tweets or content from blogs and posting on his FB site as smaller crimes that can often be ignored. Such thefts get instantly exposed on Twitter or FB itself. The reason for producing a sample here is to understand being a conman is now second-nature to GP and he nonchalantly brags and brazenly defends all his false claims of being “knowledgeable” about many issues. In one particular tweet he asks whether he should be called “James Bond” given all his spying nonsense. These are not petty acts. These are acts and claims of a schizophrenic and delusional con artist who imagines people have still not cottoned on to his silly games and swindles.

Name-dropping – The Conman’s trick

I was working with NASA and honoured with a certificate by Bill Clinton in 1996. Amitabh Bachchan once told me how much he loved my work when I met him at a Filmfare party in 1992. This is called name-dropping and if I were to blabber such nonsense to con people, I would carefully pick some idiotic, gullible people and then swindle them. Sensible people would immediately call my bluff. So, the conman picks and chooses his victims by name-dropping. Name-dropping is the trait of a cheat who is out to fool people. He also creates a fairly sizeable population of “fans” and “followers” to enable such gullible people to believe in his crap. When conman GP realised his follower-count is too low compared to many others, he did what many Congis did to boost their follower count – he either somehow got or purchased FAKE followers on Twitter to boost his count:

Inferiority complex grows in a conman when others he constantly abuses and envies have far higher follower-counts than he does. That’s how conman GP started boosting his follower-count around mid-2017. Recently, after the death of AB Vajpayee, GP claimed he had personally received a hand-written note from the great man. That is fine, he also claimed he had met 3 former PMs on their invitation. They probably want to seek his expertise on how to run the country. Of course, his gullible followers go gaga at such stupid claims. Needless to mention, GP once made tea and served ABV when the late PM visited him:

ABV is nothing. Conman GP got into the digital world because he met the Finnish telecom innovator Matti Makkonen (God knows where he met him… in Finland or the Republic of Iguana):

Makkonen was certainly far more modest and humble in also crediting others who worked on the SMS system. Conman GP probably doesn’t know, because of natural conditions and weather in Finland, their maximum effort and innovation went into mobile phones as underground or overhead cables were troublesome. But like I said before, the petty conman makes a lot of “clerical mistakes”. In the above image he pays tributes to Makkonen and how because of a meeting with him Makkonen recognised his genius and that’s why GP got into digital domain. That FB post was probably in June 2015 when Makkonen died. But lo and behold, a year later, the SMS inventor became “Dr. Mecky”:

As far as I know, there is no Dr. Mecky involved with SMS or mobiles (or any other domain?). And no one has ever referred to Makkonen by any silly name such as “Mecky”. Laughable fraud! He really doesn’t remember the name “Makkonen” and blabbers “Mecky”. Why? Because GP has never met Makkonen and none of his gullible victims would bother about all this. This guy farts through his mouth and through his writing and doesn’t even remember proper names of the people he claims to have met.

Imagine this, you meet people like AB Vajpayee or that Makkonen and you don’t publish any pictures with them to back your claims. Very simply put, the conman does not have any and will have to photoshop some pics for the gullible. Name-dropping of famous people is among the cleverest tricks the conman plays on his flock. His offices and addresses in South Africa as he claimed also turned out to be bogus:


In yet another attempt to associate with a famous name, conman GP who once praised that “encounter specialist” (Commonly called “Ab tak Chappan”) eloquently, went to meet him. He probably got thrown out and instantly screamed he had lost respect for that officer:

This is just the first part on the story of conman Gaurav Pradhan. In the upcoming parts of this series we will get much deeper into his acts relating to finances (including his other business called @MySwades), his fake PhD, his legal cases, the FIRs and court cases against him. His money-collection methods are amazing to say the least. I am writing this conman’s story in parts as a single blog would be long enough to become a whole book.

Note: Images in this post are cropped and condensed to save space. However, no content or original text has been altered in anyway. Some images may not be clear but are only for demonstrative purposes even if not fully legible.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Post LS2019


Tomorrow, August 15, PM Narendra Modi will make his last I-Day speech in his current term. He is probably the most enviable PM in the world right now. The reasons are many but the main reason is that he simply doesn’t have much political opposition to combat. At one extreme there is a clown like Rahul Gandhi and at the other end there is an uncouth, foul-mouthed “extremist” moron like Mamata. She even threatens “civil war” over the NRC issue of Assam. One hopes the NRC is carried out in all states in India. Between these two extremes it is not hard for people to choose PM Modi again to lead the country in 2019.

A political scientist and extraordinary “default-24 genius” like Nidhi Razdan might use statistics and complex graphs to evaluate the performance of ModiSarkar but ordinary people don’t vote by such analysis. They vote by their gut. They can feel good or bad in their gut and their bones. They aren’t crooks like Rajdeep Sardesai or Shekhar Gupta constantly pitting caste against caste or community against community to earn another buck. Life is tough for the common-folk as much as it is less complex. It’s with the same gut-rating that I would assign ModiSarkar’s performance in this term so far, a B+.

The Opposition is struggling to find an alternative dialogue to combat PM Modi. In absence of any real “exploitable” issue, they hurl abuses at him, try to ridicule him or at worst hurly silly corruption charges. And if you wanted any proof of their stupidity, the Congress scam-rag National Herald is ever ready to provide it:

That is the most convincing admission from Congress clowns that Bofors was indeed a scam and the ones that profited from it are the Chinese Gandhis. RajivG was corrupt much before he entered politics and was reportedly the “middleman” in aircraft purchases as far back as in the 1970s. There’s another light-hearted thing about these two brands that failed marketers of Congress don’t seem to learn. Bofors is a catchy brand-name that rolls well on everyone’s tongue; even a villager learned to pronounce it and identify it. On the other hand, Rafale is not a catchy name so it doesn’t seem to stick well, even if the allegations are bogus. These things matter in perceptions too.

Rajiv and Sonia are too soaked in corruption to be able to get rid of that tag. Lately, their two-bit man-child has been embroiled in concealing income worth 154 crores and the fact of being a director in “Young India” (the scam-mother of scam-child NatHerald).  In contrast, PM Modi is deeply soaked in the reputation of being uncorrupt. The positioning in the minds of voters cannot be altered. Duffers of Congress and other Sickulars don’t learn, that painting Modi as corrupt will not make a credible argument with anyone. And who are the ones making these allegations? The veritable corrupt Mafia of Indian politics:

Chinese Gandhis apart, which one should I pick for a corruption story? Tejaswi Yadav? Sharad Pawar? Mayawati? Omar Abdullah? You would be spoilt for riches in the choices. The last one, Omar the Kashmiri Pappu, now has his dad charge-sheeted in a scam relating to the JK Cricket Association. If you give these scumbags the sewer, they will find a way to even scam from there. Such is their propensity and craving for ill-gotten loot. And I dread to think which one of this lot you would like as PM. Any of these?

Seriously? These are PM candidates?
I am reminded of a line from a famous song by the late Gerry RaffertyClowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you”. This song and line of frustration was used in that horrific torture scene in Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Reservoir Dogs”. And I see this Sickular lot as nothing more than “Reservoir Dogs” gathered for next scam and thus, saving India from their torture is a decision that the voter will wisely make. I don’t see this lot coming to power in 2019.

In absence of any coherent political argument or REAL criticism, the Congress and their Sickular partners have continued their nonsensical song and dance about Muslims Muslims Muslims “suffering” or Christians suffering. Arguably, ModiSarkar has done more for Muslims than any Congress govt in the past. But just as Modi enjoys the “uncorrupt” tag, he also enjoys the “Communal Hindu” tag. Hindus see Modi bending over backward to please Muslims. His “Ek haath Guran, Ek haath Phantom” was the ultimate stroke of stupidity. He has gone so far to please them that Hindus won’t really care if he wore the Skull-cap or the Moroccan or Ottoman Fez. The Presidential Pappu of Congress himself declared covertly that “Congress is a Muslim party”. Something we have known for a long time. Aiding and abetting this shrill Muslim-suffering nonsense are also Sonia’s media bootlickers like Shekhar Gupta and many others:

Gupta also knows that RG is worth nothing more than idiotic blabber which the media dogfully reproduces. So, he now clamours for the Vadri, just like the Youth Congis, who want Priyanka as their final resort. This being the discourse, there is no reason whatsoever that ModiSarkar will not return to power. The only question that remains is; will the BJP get a full majority again? Well, what stops the BJP from a full or bigger majority in 2019? No one but the stupidity of BJP and their members themselves. In pursuit of the philosophy of the new book written by Modi and Amit Shah – “How to win enemies and lose friends”, they have been “Samparking” with some dubious characters to win support and votes:

While this angers many BJP supporters, it may not have any impact on electoral outcomes. Not one major criticism of Modi by the Sickular or their media poodles has been borne out by facts. Contrary to their nagging-spouse rants of Hitler, democracy in danger, Hindu Rashtra and all that, some decent research proves that Indian democracy is in good health under Modi and Hindus are not driven by religion in their politics in the same way that Muslims are:

Many others in the public domain – past BJP members, Jihadi Journos, frustrated biskoot-seekers have also joined in this monotonous routine of trashing ModiSarkar and Modi for everything. That “Larger Picture” idiot, Nidhi Razdan, even wanted the GOI to explain the meaning of “default” over the AC settings. Journos are mostly lettered but uneducated. Some politicians should know when to quit before their utterances sound more and more senile. Here are some members of this motley hormone-deficient whiners:

Each time these classified Biskoot-chasers raise an issue, the SM has made a laughing stock of them. People like Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha or obviously motivated by a “power-push” by some entity that is currently unknown to us. Shahid Siddiqui is a known closet-Jihadi who wears two sets of under-garments – one is extreme green with a crescent and a star and the other slightly “English white”. And ever since Pappu invited him to a meeting of “Muslim intellectuals”, Shahid really thinks he’s an intellectual and provides the most idiot defence of Muslim crimes on SM. All of these characters and others in their group are innocent. They are as innocent as that darling little piglet that is desperate to get the Biskoot and I admire the efforts it makes and never gives up. Mind you, it will warm your heart to learn the piglet does get the Biskoot in the end (Video 2.56 mins):

For all these Hindu-haters and peddlers of fake narratives, LS2019 is as good as lost. The BJP-NDA will return to power and the only question is whether BJP will get a full majority as it did in 2014. If NDA returns to power, it will also be the first non-Congress alliance to ever return to power for a second term. Where will that leave Congress and their Sickulars post LS2019?

The Congress will disintegrate. Sonia is in no shape to campaign for LS2019 and her little Pappu has limitless supply of idiocy. Either way, there should be no room for these Hindu-hating foreigners in Indian politics. They should GET OUT. Post LS2019, Congress will see a massive exodus to other parties like SP, BJD or TMC. I estimate the last count of LS seats for the TMC in Bengal will also be dented. The other Commies like CPM or CPI will fare worse and their survival in Kerala too will be threatened. I also believe Sonia will quietly retire to Italy or Sicily as her scams and justice catch up with her. Ditto for Pappu, who anyway is not Indian in reality and doesn’t live in India most of the time. This family is neither Indian nor has any stake in India other than their disgusting lust for power and money. SP will survive but Mayawati may see the twilight of her political career or at best be a fringe-player in UP. Lalu is gone from the scene and only his cardboard cut-outs will remain in the campaign. Another opportunist, Chandrababu Naidu, will also be in for a rude shock, both in the LS and State elections.

The other Pappu from the West, Udhav Thackeray, will also be cut to his pygmy size by voters and will keep nursing his wounds for eternity. Apart from their usual strong-holds, the four most important states for numbers for BJP will be TN, Bengal, Andhra and Telangana where they are yet to make a strong show. I believe, in 2019, the BJP will make handsome gains in these states. Modi has many failures, particularly his “Dhimmitude” in not calling a spade a spade where Muslim crimes are concerned and his succumbing to Lutyens agenda frequently. Nobody voted him to play Goody Two Shoes and one hopes he really shows some 56” chest and tough spine in a second term. Often times, Modi appears and acts more like “Winnie The Pooh” rather than the “Hindu Hriday Samrat” he is being titled as.

In absence of any sensible option, Narendra Modi pretty much deserves a second term for obvious reasons. Part of his 2019 campaign plans may also be revealed in his I-Day speech tomorrow. There are many important social and national issues he has not attended to in the last four years. One hopes he does in his second term or we will have to wait longer for a truly “Hindu alternative” to BJP. The country, though, is currently in good hands.

Happy Independence Day!